13 May 2007

The Problem with Impatience

Impatience often kills the holiest desire and threatens the purest prayer, because impatience doubts that the promise is true, that the Giver is good, and that the gift is worth having. But true patience, like true love, gladly and eagerly anticipates the full flowering of the petition since it knows that the Father knows best not only when to give, what at what time His gift will produce the greatest joy.

What does Our Lord say? Ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. Consider, then, that Our Father delays not to torture you or cause you to lose faith, but to increase your joy—and in doing so, He also increases your trust, your confidence, your hope, and your faith in Him.

1 comment:

The Blogger Formerly Known As Lvka said...

Are You really sure You're not a psychic, Father?? (I mean, Your last two posts kinda hit rock-bottom with me, here ... again!) It's almost beginin' to feel creepy ...